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Encyclopedia > Medford, Oklahoma

Medford is a city located in Grant County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,172. It is the county seat of Grant County6.


Location of Medford, Oklahoma

Medford is located at 36°48'23" North, 97°44'13" West (36.806457, -97.736918)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²). 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,172 people, 480 households, and 304 families residing in the city. The population density is 422.9/km² (1,099.1/mi²). There are 591 housing units at an average density of 213.3/km² (554.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.82% White, 0.17% African American, 2.30% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.96% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 480 households out of which 30.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% are married couples living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% are non-families. 35.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,708, and the median income for a family is $38,571. Males have a median income of $29,167 versus $18,667 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,848. 13.8% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.9% of those under the age of 18 and 12.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=36.806457&longitude=-97.736918&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.806457&lon=-97.736918&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-97.736918&lat=36.806457&w=750&h=500)

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